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Parents, caretakers told to bring 6-11 age group for first Covid jab

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A girl gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

Parents, caretakers told to bring 6-11 age group for first Covid jab

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration reminds parents, caretakers and nursery centres to bring children aged 6-11 who missed the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine to go get it as soon as possible, although the first-dose vaccination campaign for this age group has ended since October 3.

In a notice dated October 8, it said the majority of children in the capital had been vaccinated, with only a small number of them left behind for various reasons including being stranded in quarantine and health-related problems, while some have just reached eligible age for vaccination.

It said children in this age group can get their first jab at eight referral hospitals across the capital from 8am to 5pm.

They include Phnom Penh Municipal Referral Hospital in Prampi Makara district; King Father-Queen Mother Referral Hospital in Russey Keo district; Cambodia-China Friendship Hospital in Sen Sok district; and Pochentong Referral Hospital in Por Sen Chey district.

The other four are district referral hospitals in Chaktomuk, Dangkor, Chbar Ampov and Prek Phnov.

The second-dose vaccination drive for this age group just kicked off on October 8 and will run through October 24 at 42 locations across the capital.

The municipality reminded parents and caretakers who bring their children for vaccination to comply with Covid-19 preventive measures such as by wearing masks, frequently sanitising hands and keeping a safe distance while standing in queue.

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